Colorado lost its third game of the year on Saturday. It scored fewer points than the week before, and allowed more points than the week before. The same was true in Week 2 as well.

After the game, CU head coach Karl Dorrell had a striking admission about the state of the team.

“I feel good about our attitude about playing the game,” Dorrell said, per BuffZone’s Brian Howell. “We’re just not very good at really playing it effectively and proficiently.”

Colorado gave up 500 yards of offense to Minnesota in Saturday’s 49-7 loss. The Gophers’ starting quarterback threw just 16 pass attempts. The Gophers ran for 334 yards at 6.4 a carry. Starting tailback Mo Ibrahim had 100 yards before the end of the first quarter, finishing with 202 yards and three scores on 23 carries.

While the quarterback spot remains a problem, the run defense has to be the most pressing issue for CU right now. Through three games, the Buffs have now given up 1,044 rushing yards at 6.9 yards a carry.

The Buffs host UCLA (3-0) next Saturday.